Job opening – Sales Enablement Architect at Elastic

Sales Enablement Architect

Elastic is a free & open search company that powers enterprise search, observability, and security solutions built on one technology stack that can be deployed anywhere. From finding documents to monitoring infrastructure to hunting for threats, Elastic makes data usable in real-time and at scale. Founded in 2012, Elastic is a distributed company with Elasticians around the globe. Learn more at elastic.co.

To support our continued growth, we are hiring a Sales Enablement Architect who will be a dedicated performance and efficiency partner to sales leaders within the portfolio of sales teams supported by sales enablement. As a key internal partner, the person in this role monitors and elevates sales leadership satisfaction by understanding and crafting sales team needs and requirements and working to align within and across the commercial system. The Sales Enablement Architect role is tethered between internal content, skill, technology, and tool providers and the sales teams at both strategic and tactical levels, ensuring product, marketing, sales, training, and process teams understand the business requirements of sales leadership while also working cross-functionally to craft efficiency services that meet or exceed those needs to deploy agile sales enablement solutions, especially in the middle to end of the sales process. We believe sales enablement includes three key pillars; talent enablement, message enablement, and pipeline enablement. Our enablement strategy aligns to that framework with the intent to empathize with sellers and make their work less sophisticated as well as reduce customer confusion. If you are energized by the details below, please join us on our journey.

Intended business outcomes include:

  • Reduce Attrition
  • Better Skills
  • Faster Time to Productivity
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Sales Enablement companies from the UK

2021-06-07

Sales Enablement companies from the UK

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2Viz 2VizCon 2viz.io 2vizcon.com business productivity through AI-driven enterprise apps. Software for the development of platform independent enterprise apps in marketing, sales, communication, learning. Sales Enablement: Transform your sales strategy with impactful sales enablement applications to sell more. Marketing Enablement: Stage your brands, marketing messaging & content on a mobile platform. Combine fragmented technology stacks to create one integrated technology, one connected platform, one productive team. 2VizCon GmbH, Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany & Kingston, Greater London, UK

Act-On Software act-on.com @actonsoftware Adaptive Marketing Platform to get the right messages, to the right people, at the right time. Emphasizes the importance of not only providing a sales team with the right content & tools & aligning those assets with the buying cycle, but aligning the right tools with the right sales person. $70.5M in estimated revenue annually & competes with Hatchbuck, Percolate, & V Locators. (Percolate was acquired by Seismic 5-Nov-2019.) Portland, OR / Scottsdale, AZ, USA & Reading, UK & India

Acquia acquia.com @acquia cloud platform for building, delivering & optimizing digital experiences. With the Acquia Platform, organisations can realize personalised, contextual & real-time customer engagement for the right person, at the right time, on the right device. These experiences can be deployed & managed at scale, for 1 to 1000s of sites. Acquia Lift “Content Hub”: Aggregate, syndicate & discover content across a disparate network of sites & channels, no matter the content source. Empower your business team to find content, so that your IT resources have more time to focus on higher priority issues. Break down content silos with powerful discovery tools to quickly find relevant content from other sites, departments, or technologies. Separate the content source from the site architecture or the code that powers the experience, giving you agility to design a great digital experience for your customers. Boston, DC, Portland, & Reading, UK

BlueVenn now Upland Software uplandsoftware.com 2-Mar-2021, Upland Software, Inc. announced it acquired BlueVenn, a cloud-based customer data platform (CDP). BlueVenn bluevenn.com @BlueVenn Learn more about your customers & deliver outstanding, omni-channel customer experiences with the BlueVenn customer data platform. Raleigh NC, US & Bristol, UK. Screen Shot 2021-03-25 at 8.56.04 pmWith BlueVenn, Upland customers can now securely unify their consumer data, unlocking the insights needed to create omnichannel digital engagement strategies to drive their business forward, all from a single vendor.

bridge weareyourbridge.com @Bridge_The_SEA SALES ENABLEMENT AGENCY. Bridge SEA Ltd. DIRECTOR: James Smee. City of London, London, England

Screen Shot 2021-04-01 at 6.45.00 pmBuyerDeck buyerdeck.com @BuyerDeck ensure your sales reps are loaded with the latest content available. Sales Enablement Tools for Marketing & Sales Teams. Brings all stakeholders & content together in one shared space providing a faster, easier & more pleasing experience for your buyer. Say goodbye to links & attachments in long email threads. See every Buyer engagement: Track everything down to the Screen Shot 2021-03-28 at 8.52.52 am amount of seconds spent on a single page. Figure out your next move based on your customers last. $10.3M in estimated revenue annually & competes with YesPath, Octiv, & PointDrive. London, England, UK; Riga; New York & SF, USA. March 2021: Rebranding to Shodeck shodeck.com Effortless discovery & delivery of the right content at the right time. Share Better. Sell Better. Give your prospects a personalised buying experience & track their engagement with advanced analytics whenever you send them content.

changeBEAT changebeat.com UK (now Contact to ContRact Ltd.)

Crikle crikle.com @CrikleApp remote selling platform. Make more sales: Crikle’s game-changing remote selling solution combines all your essential sales tools into a single browser screen. Web-based sales solution that combines video calling with customised sales guidance and actionable information capture, to sell quickly. High-definition presenting. Branded video meetings. Sync with CRM. Recording with time stamping. Customisable sales checklists. Shared content library. Less admin, more selling: Get your hands on this priceless time hack so your team can spend more of their time selling (remotely). Are you paying attention? When you’re too busy scribbling notes or distracted whilst switching screens, you lose that crucial face-to-face connection with your prospect. Crikle ensures you stick to the golden rule of sales – focus on the customer. Crikle Ltd. London, UK

Cronycle cronycle.com @cronycle knowledge sharing workspace to foster learning & innovation in the enterprise & for the public. Grow knowledge, expertise & authority. Discover, curate, share & act on knowledge – all in one workspace. Discover & source content to grow knowledge. Monitor your industry vertical news. Engage your organization on learning. Inform audience with newsletters. Curate for content marketing & SMM: Save time when you source, collect, organize, & share marketing curated content for your website, newsletters & social media. Save to boards to organize, make sense of & enrich content. Summarize, tag, annotate & discuss content – alone or with your team. Advanced filtering & full text search. Cronycle Ltd. London, UK

Data Dwell datadwell.com @data_dwell sforce.co/2qzkZyh enables sales & marketing teams to close deals faster by using intelligent content matching & measuring content ROI. The best content, analytics & prospect tracking, native in Salesforce. Increase sales conversion by dynamically matching relevant content to any prospect attributes. Generate relevant conversations, track detailed content consumption & notify sales of interactions in order to focus sales efforts – all in Salesforce. City of London, London & Reykjavík, Gullbringusysla, Iceland

DigitalSalesRoom digitalsalesroom.com @DigitalSalesRom tool to help you achieve more wins from your sales proposals. Creates a space which is shared with your prospects & includes all the information they need to make the decision to buy from you. High levels of competition mean that the demands on sales leaders & enablement teams to make sales proposals stand out from the crowd are increasing. Digital Sales Room helps you easily achieve this – quality delivery of comprehensive & relevant content position your bid head & shoulders above the rest. angel.co/company/digital-sales-room Leeds, UK

1617113759797Docebo docebo.com @docebo E-Learning. Create, manage, deliver, & measure the impact of learning for external & internal audiences with Docebo’s AI-powered Learning Suite. Docebo’s multi-product learning suite helps enterprises around the world tackle any learning challenge. Create & manage content, deliver training, & understand the business impact of learning experiences. Tackle learning challenges & create a successful learning culture. Docebo Inc. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Athens GA, USA. Biassono (MB), Italy. Docebo UK Limited, London, UK

doxIQ @doxiqteam document analytics startup acquired by Nitro in October-2015 (Nitro Software, Inc. gonitro.com @NitroHQ Nitro PDF: Create, Convert & Edit PDF Files. Nitro Productivity Suite, provides integrated PDF productivity, eSignature & business intelligence BI tools to customers through a horizontal, SaaS & desktop-based software suite. Nitro is headquartered in San Francisco & has offices in Dublin, London & Melbourne, VIC, Australia. FY19 total revenue of USD $35.7M). doxIQ: “Bring marketing documents to life & into the browser. PDFs are dead!” doxIQ provided actionable data while reducing friction in generating qualified leads. “While easy for anyone to use, we fully embrace the new generation of technically savvy growth hackers who need developer friendly API access to their data.” doxIQ aimed to be the document standard for a connected world. The technology converts MS Office & PDF documents into visually identical web assets that collect data on view activity & boost engagement with interactive content & simple sharing. Initially, they focused on helping B2B marketers improve ROI on their white papers, research reports & other marketing collateral. Palo Alto, California, US

e4enable e4enable.com @e4enable Competency based, sales coaching & enablement platform to ensure sales methodologies & best practices are embedded & repeatable to improve top line performance. Sales enablement platform to ensure sales methodologies & best practices are embedded & repeatable to improve top line performance. It brings together sales enablement, sales leaders & sellers to ensure the long term success of your sales transformation. United Kingdom. Joined Twitter October 2018.

Ebsta ebsta.com @ebstahq empowers thousands of companies to drive customer engagement at scale. London, UK

FusionGrove fusiongrove.com @fusiongrove account-based orchestration platform that helps B2B sales & marketing leaders transform revenue success. Segment & target accounts with augmented data intelligence, optimize content in co-ordinated plays & orchestrate customer interactions at scale. Enables sales teams & channel partners to engage accounts & expand customer relationships. The data-driven solution gives businesses an edge in selling across the entire portfolio & accelerating time to revenue. Helped Cisco, Dell, Citrix & other B2B companies improve campaign results & partner engagement. North Sydney, NSW, Australia & Chiswick, London, United Kingdom

iPresent Ltd. iPresent.com @iPresentapp sales engagement platform. Same message, same content, same branding across multiple platforms and devices. Run iPresent on all the major mobile platforms. Run a tablet alongside a phone on one user license. Hampshire, UK & Sunnyvale, California. Acquired by Mediafly 5-Sep-2019

Kahoot! kahoot.com @GetKahoot helping unlock the magic of learning. Kahoot! for business: Enterprise: Create a learning culture that all employees want to be part of. Deliver engaging training & e-learning at scale. Make internal presentations & events engaging. Enable collaboration across your organization. Onboard your entire organization easily & securely. Deliver engaging training & e-learning at scale: Build a content library. Create game-based learning programs with colleagues in a shared team space. All team space members can search & reuse questions or kahoots made by others. Enable company-wide collaboration: Collaborate on content in a shared team space. Save time by reusing content – either entire kahoots or individual questions. Oslo / Austin / London

Screen Shot 2021-04-12 at 11.26.32 amLearning Pool learningpool.com @LearningPool e-learning: online learning platforms, creative content & analytics. Solutions include traditional Learning Management Systems (LMS), next-generation Learning Experience Platforms (LXP), Learning Record Store (LRS), agile learning content development tools, off-the-shelf e-learning modules & bespoke content development. Learning Pool Ltd, Derry, UK. Competes with Totara Learning @totaralearning

Miller Heiman millerheimangroup.co.uk @MHGroupEMEA Empowering your sales service team to be ready to win more! Strategy Ready: BE READY to enable your sales & service strategy with consulting & research services. Consulting services that serve your business performance. London, UK

Omni-Share omni-share.com @OmniShare_news Cloud-based CMS Sales Enablement & Marketing business tools: Empowers ‘heads’ of sales & marketing teams to quickly create, manage & distribute innovative presentations & content live to their employee’s desktop, tablet & mobile no matter where they are located in the world. Omni-Share is a brand of Clarity International, London, UK

Perperitus Sales solution perperitus.com (UK)

CHICAGO, 28-Oct-2020, Mediafly mediafly.com @mediafly a provider of sales enablement technology, content management & advisory services that create interactive, value-based selling experiences, announced it acquired Presentify presentify.co.uk a global visual communication solution based in the UK. 21-Nov-2020, Mediafly launched Jumpstart Presentations, a new offering to help brands accelerate their digital sales transformation & move beyond the traditional pitch presentation.

Screen Shot 2021-04-10 at 6.37.06 pmPocketMEDIA pocketmedia.io @pocketmedia_app sales enablement tool that helps manufacturers distribute documents to their field-service & sales teams. A SIMPLER WAY TO DISTRIBUTE DOCUMENTS. Helps you distribute brochures, fact-sheets & product manuals to field-service & sales teams with ease. Always up to date: Out-of-date content leads to compliance or pricing mistakes. With automatic distribution, you can ensure everyone has the latest content at all times. Protect sensitive documents: Sensitive documents need to remain inside your business. With PocketMEDIA, you can be selective about what can be shared with customers or external parties. Designed for manufacturers: Helps global manufacturers distribute content more easily. The iPad app requires minimal Screen Shot 2021-04-10 at 6.56.45 pmtraining, & doesn’t try to change how you work. Pocketworks Mobile Ltd, Leeds, UK PocketWorks Mobile Ltd, UK pocketworks.co.uk @thepocketworks Enterprise iPad & smartphones solutions in Leeds, UK

1607532079533Refract refract.ai @refract_ai Shine a light to reveal what aligns with success in your business. Profile coachable insight on every rep on every call, to improve performance & revenue. Turn sales starters into stars, faster. AI insights from every conversation: What do your top performers do in sales conversations that makes them successful? Every company is different, each conversation unique. AI determines what creates successful outcomes for you & delivers personalized coachable insight for every rep. Reduce ramp time for new hires with improved coaching & personalized feedback. Refract empowers reps to learn from their peers, explore a best practice playbook and track their progress, all in one place. Integrates with an ever growing range of CRMs, call dialers, call recording systems, and video conferencing platforms. No need to jump between tabs & services, harness the power of Refract within the products your reps rely on, with one click integrations. North East, England. NEEDHAM, Mass. 9-Dec-2020: Allego @AllegoSoftware sales learning & enablement solution, acquired Refract, UK-based sales engagement & multilingual conversation analytics. Refract brings to the merger capabilities in revenue intelligence—delivering AI-enhanced content & coaching recommendations from sales calls, demos & meetings—to improve sales outcomes & grow revenue.

SalesBook salesbook-app.com @salesbook_app sales tool for mobile sales people to reach the customer, analyze needs, & present products. Dedicated, CRM independent, interactive mobile app for customer facing sales. User friendly Configure Price Quote, SFA, Sales, Presentation, Sales Management & Training. Quick mastery & standardization of sale procedures. Sales materials always available & up to date. Salesbook Sp. z o.o., Rzeszów, Poland / Warsaw, Poland / Austin TX / London, England, United Kingdom

Signavio signavio.com @signavio (now part of SAP) WALLDORF, Germany. 5-Mar-2021, SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) announced it completed the acquisition of Signavio (in the enterprise business process intelligence & process management space). Signavio’s products become part of SAP’s Business Process Intelligence portfolio & complement SAP’s process transformation portfolio. “With Signavio now an official part of our business process intelligence unit, we can help companies quickly understand, improve, transform & manage their business processes at scale.” SIGNAVIO COLLABORATION HUB: Harness the wisdom of the crowd, & transform the way you work together. Discover A New Way To Work: Business processes & decisions are the foundation on which your organization is built. Signavio Collaboration Hub & Live Insights acts as a single source of truth, giving employees across your organization a transparent meeting point to combine their work & expertise. Manage your process content across the entire Signavio Business Transformation Suite. Streamline presentations & provide easy-to-understand updates to your stakeholders. View any & all process content in a clear & simple way. Drive initiatives across your organisation by ensuring everyone is on the same page. PROCESS MINING FOR SALESFORCE: Get the story behind your sales cycle with game-changing insights to supercharge your sales. FACTUAL INSIGHTS DRIVE EFFECTIVE SALES: Signavio Process Intelligence for Salesforce app: Analyze your sales performance over multiple dimensions, & compare the effectiveness of your sales teams across regions, market segments or product lines. Who is doing better than the rest, how are they doing it, & then apply those lessons across your whole organization. Turn your best salesperson into every sales person. Hidden within your sales cycle are habits, risks & process behaviors that can have a dramatic effect on your bottom line. Signavio Process Intelligence for Salesforce: See visually, how your sales process is actually being executed. See every action & interaction over time, from the moment leads enter the top of your funnel through to deal closure. Refine your sales methodology, focusing entirely on excellence across the end-to-end sales cycle. Monitor & identify inefficiencies, duplication, or wasted steps within your sales cycle: The whole picture of how your sales have performed over time, not just a single point in time like traditional business intelligence. Taking this historical view is crucial to understanding how to improve the way you’re selling & continuously upskill your sales team. Signavio ANZ PTY LTD, Melbourne VIC 3008, Australia & Signavio UK Ltd., London NW1 6JJ, UK & elsewhere & Berlin, Germany

Seismic seismic.com @seismicsoftware app that accesses a cloud-based library of your company’s brand collateral & business materials — all backed by a live data feed — to generate meaningful, integrated content on demand. The single place where all your brand-approved materials are up to date & accessible from anywhere. Can sit inside the salesforce.com CRM or others. Based in CA, US. Partnership with Genuine Interactive. Nu:Pitch became Seismic. (May 8, 2018, it was announced that Seismic acquires SAVO Group, which had acquired KnowledgeTree Jun 12, 2017) Seismic’s EMEA office is in London, UK

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StiloTouch stilotouch.com @StiloTouch Showcase business expertise & drive sales through amazing interactive digital sales enablement tools for manufacturing, technology, science, MedTech. Take your sales & marketing presentations to a new level. Showcase your expertise & increase conversions with StiloTouch – the interactive sales tool built for our times. Engage. Interact. Amaze. Drive sales. Stilo Limited. Marketing agency in Kinnersley, England / Kinnersley, Worcester WR8 9JR, United Kingdom

UfvRphdU_400x400touch touchapp.co TouchApp @Touch_ISE Superfast completion of all your sales workflows. “Blaze through sales tasks shockingly fast.” Building Superhuman for the CRM! “Think Superhuman, but for the CRM.” Currently integrated with Pipedrive. Touch, sits over Pipedrive or other CRMs to make the experience lightning-fast & fully keyboard-driven. The private beta is currently free. London, UK

Screen Shot 2021-04-13 at 7.44.31 pmVRtuoso vrtuoso.io @VRtuosoGlobal “PowerPoint® + Webex® for VR & much more!” Making VR-based enterprise learning & marketing a reality for all. Immerse. Experience. Enjoy. Creating VR content-based presentations, training & any immersive experiences has never been easier. Presenters can rapidly create VRtuoso slides with 360° & 2D content, like video, images, text, shapes & polls. VRtuoso is the PowerPoint for VR & much more! TOGETHER WITH OUR ECOSYSTEM PARTNERS & RESELLERS WE MARKET & SUPPORT WORLDWIDE VR/AR ENTERPRISE’S ROLLOUTS AT SCALE. Enterprise product to create VR presentations in-house. VR live content creation, real-time guided content consumption & live VR streaming platform over 5G network for enterprise rollouts at scale. Available as either Cloud or private On-Premise SaaS – enables any in-house team to quickly & easily create & deliver real-time, guided, on- & off-line, immersive VR business presentations & interactive training experiences. During any meeting or training session with VRtuoso you can also interact, moderate & control what the audience views on either their VR headsets or personal devices in real-time. Capture & create your own VR content & use rich content libraries. 500k+ stock VR images & videos & 5k+ stock 2D vector icons & shapes that can build or enhance your virtual experiences. Designed for people who aren’t VR experts, with near zero learning curve: VR learning product for enterprise rollouts at scale. London, England, United Kingdom VRTUOSO LIMITED Company number 11512819 – USA – ITALY

White Springs white-springs.com @WhiteSpringsLtd delivering Sales Enablement software to help sales transformation & training companies drive client value. Partnering with them to embed the sales process & methodology into the every-day existence of sales teams. Technology experts delivering innovative, multi-platform, sales training strategy & solutions. $6.3M in estimated revenue annually. Banbury, Oxfordshire & a London office, UK & office in San Diego, CA, USA. WHITE SPRING COMPANY LIMITED Company number 04524814

WIDEN widen.com @Widen DAM & PIM software to help businesses deliver content with confidence. Bring content together: Create a searchable, shareable library of your photos, videos, documents, podcasts, & product information. Send it anywhere: Distribute content to any person/system to support sales, marketing, & e-commerce. Accelerate your workflows: Use automation to guide content through creation, review, approval & distribution. Widen Enterprises, Inc. Madison, WI, USA; London, UK

Zidivo Zidivo.com @Zidivo Streaming Platform. Enables organisations of all sizes to deliver video live & on-demand. Everything you need to stream video content live and on-demand to all devices anywhere in the world. Professional Video Streaming & Hosting. Sheffield / Worcester, UK

Sales Enablement SaaS software market 2021

Nice to see the Sales Enablement industry is embracing Clubhouse:

Talk about investments off the charts: 22-Feb-2021 Highspot raises USD $200M

The round included all existing investors: ICONIQ Growth, Madrona Venture Group, OpenView, Salesforce Ventures, Sapphire Ventures and Shasta Ventures. The round values Highspot at $2.3 billion.

$2.3Bn USD as the valuation for one single vendor in such a saturated market, which by the way is not a winner takes all market!

$2.3Bn USD is pretty close to the size of the entire Sales Enablement software market in 2020, if you left out some revenue numbers I always like to add to account for alternatives (instead of only focusing on competitors, also looking at alternatives).

I estimate annual revenue by creating an average across multiple sites such as:

growjo.com/company/Highspot which guesses that:

Highspot’s estimated revenue per employee is $145,000

getlatka.com/companies/highspot

owler.com/company/highspot

This blog (turning 12 years old in 2021) had more visits in 2020 than in any year from 2013 on. Spikes in Google search traffic for the term Sales Enablement (even compared to MarTech) seem to be a trend worldwide, but cannot be observed in the USA.

The most recent acquisitions I tracked on my overview with 657 line items (export available) for market players in Sales Enablement and related industries were:

Signavio signavio.com @signavio (now part of SAP) WALLDORF, Germany. 5-Mar-2021, SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) announced it completed the acquisition of Signavio (in the enterprise business process intelligence & process management space). Signavio’s products become part of SAP’s Business Process Intelligence portfolio & complement SAP’s process transformation portfolio. “With Signavio now an official part of our business process intelligence unit, we can help companies quickly understand, improve, transform & manage their business processes at scale.” SIGNAVIO COLLABORATION HUB: Harness the wisdom of the crowd, & transform the way you work together. Discover A New Way To Work: Business processes & decisions are the foundation on which your organization is built. Signavio Collaboration Hub & Live Insights acts as a single source of truth, giving employees across your organization a transparent meeting point to combine their work & expertise. Manage your process content across the entire Signavio Business Transformation Suite. Streamline presentations & provide easy-to-understand updates to your stakeholders. View any & all process content in a clear & simple way. Drive initiatives across your organisation by ensuring everyone is on the same page. PROCESS MINING FOR SALESFORCE: Get the story behind your sales cycle with game-changing insights to supercharge your sales. FACTUAL INSIGHTS DRIVE EFFECTIVE SALES: Signavio Process Intelligence for Salesforce app: Analyze your sales performance over multiple dimensions, & compare the effectiveness of your sales teams across regions, market segments or product lines. Who is doing better than the rest, how are they doing it, & then apply those lessons across your whole organization. Turn your best salesperson into every sales person. Hidden within your sales cycle are habits, risks & process behaviors that can have a dramatic effect on your bottom line. Signavio Process Intelligence for Salesforce: See visually, how your sales process is actually being executed. See every action & interaction over time, from the moment leads enter the top of your funnel through to deal closure. Refine your sales methodology, focusing entirely on excellence across the end-to-end sales cycle. Monitor & identify inefficiencies, duplication, or wasted steps within your sales cycle: The whole picture of how your sales have performed over time, not just a single point in time like traditional business intelligence. Taking this historical view is crucial to understanding how to improve the way you’re selling & continuously upskill your sales team. Signavio ANZ PTY LTD, Melbourne VIC 3008, Australia & Signavio UK Ltd., London NW1 6JJ, UK & elsewhere & Berlin, Germany

Dropbox dropbox.com @Dropbox (acquired HelloSign) Dropbox for Business helps companies seamlessly collaborate with secure file sharing, access from anywhere, & robust admin controls. San Francisco, CA, US. Acquired HelloSign hellosign.com @HelloSign Simplifying work for the businesses of tomorrow: We are HelloSign, HelloFax & HelloWorks. San Francisco, CA. 10-Mar-2021, Dropbox announced it plans to acquire DocSend for $165 million. DocSend docsend.com @DocSend helps customers share & track documents by sending a secure link instead of an attachment.

Screen Shot 2021-03-25 at 8.56.04 pmUpland Software uplandsoftware.com 2-Mar-2021, Upland Software, Inc. announced it acquired BlueVenn, a cloud-based customer data platform (CDP). BlueVenn bluevenn.com @BlueVenn Learn more about your customers & deliver outstanding, omni-channel customer experiences with the BlueVenn customer data platform. Raleigh NC, US & Bristol, UK. With BlueVenn, Upland customers can now securely unify their consumer data, unlocking the insights needed to create omnichannel digital engagement strategies to drive their business forward, all from a single vendor. A step forward for Upland in the Customer Experience (CX) category. Centralizing customer data has been a persistent challenge for enterprises since today’s digital consumer uses text, email, mobile applications, & websites to interact with the brands, products, & services they love. BlueVenn will sit at the center of the Customer Experience Management (CXM) offering & deliver a single view of the customer that will drive better engagement across every digital channel. Securely access all your online & offline consumer data sources – from in-store to email to mobile – in one centralized location. This unified view unlocks unique insights into crucial buying behaviors & makes them actionable, which allows companies to optimize omni-channel marketing campaign performance. All while ensuring consumer information is kept secure & compliant with regulations. With a unified consumer database sitting at the center of Upland’s CXM product suite, customers will have the power to reach their consumers where they are, driving engagement & conversions whether on email, mobile application, SMS, or online.

Demand Science demandscience.com @DemandScience 8-Feb-2021, global buyer intelligence platform, acquired Tidings @TidingsCo an on-demand automated newsletter creation SaaS platform, to expand its sales enablement (klarity.com which used to be prospectone.com) & intelligence solution suite. Global buyer intelligence platform & integrated B2B solution suite amplify the sales & marketing capabilities of innovative companies worldwide. USA

Brandwatch acquired by Cision for USD $450M, creating a PR, marketing, & social listening giant: 26-Feb-2021, Online consumer intelligence & social media listening platform Brandwatch has been acquired by Cision, best known for its media monitoring & media contact database services. Brandwatch’s key executive team will be staying on. The move combines two large players to offer a broad range of services, from PR to marketing & online customer engagement. The deal is expected to close in the 2nd quarter 2021.

Please note: The first 19 are not in order of revenue!

2021-06-07

add Highspot USD $200M Series E funding round, 22-Feb-2021

Link 22-Feb-2021 Highspot raises USD $200M

On 3-Jun-2021, Enterprise sales enablement platform Gong.io raised $250M Series E funding valuing it $7.25Bn. More than 3x its previous valuation $2.2Bn [Raised $584M in total]. 46% of b2b sales reps list lead quantity & quality as their top challenge. Gartner predicts that by 2025, 60% of b2b sales orgs will transition from experience- & intuition-based selling to data-driven selling, merging their sales process, sales applications, sales data, & sales analytics into a single operational practice.

Please check the following numbers for yourself. I took them from this post from 4-May-2020: EBITDA margins in SaaS are terrible

Microsoft Office / Teams / SharePoint / Dynamics / Yammer / Skype / LinkedIn (PointDrive) 9
Bigtincan: Contondo, FatStax, Zunos, Veelo (mobilepaks) Asdeq Labs, XINN, Agnitio A/S, ClearSlide (SlideRocket), VoiceVibes 9
Salesforce CRM CMS / Sites / Content / Chatter / Quip / Einstein / AppExchange / Trailhead / Slack 8
Showpad (LearnCore, LIA, Voicefox, Hickup, Taptera) 7
SAP (Callidus, iCentera, Litmos LMS, Emarsys, Signavio signavio.com) CRM, CPQ, CLM 7
Seismic (SAVO, KnowledgeTree, Zensight, Percolate, Grapevine6) 6
Upland: Altify, Kapost, RO|innovation, Qvidian (Sant & Kadient), BlueVenn 6
Adobe Experience Cloud / Marketo / ToutApp 3
Conga (Octiv [formerly TinderBox]) acquired by Apttus apttus.com owned by Thoma Bravo 3
ZoomInfo Technologies (acquired by DiscoverOrg) acquired TellWise, Clickagy AI, Komiko 3
Mediafly (Alinean / iPresent / Presentify) 3
Dropbox (HelloSign hellosign.com, DocSend docsend.com) 2
Episerver Inc. (Insite Software acquired Storyworks Ondemand / Storyworks1) 2